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A Igreja Queimada

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Um passeio pela história dos Dominicanos, de D. João V, de Ludovice, do Terramoto de Lisboa, de D. José, de Carlos Mardel e Manuel Caetano de Sousa e, finalmente, do Arquitecto José Fernando Canas, que transforma a ruína naquilo que hoje é a Igreja de S. Domingos: um dos mais interessantes e bonitos lugares da cidade de Lisboa.

“A antiga arquitectura ficou destituída da sua pomposa ostentação, do seu primeiro aparato sumptuoso, toda carcomida, escalavrada (…). E é curioso que toda a gente aceita esta maneira de resolver o caso da igreja ardida, sem precisar de explicações do que se passou; tomando por perfeitamente adequada a moldura em que hoje ali se desenrolam os ofícios divinos.”

Raul Lino em A Igreja Queimada no Diário de Notícias, 7 Julho 1962

(imagens: stills do programa Visita Guiada da RTP, emitido em 3 de Fevereiro de 2015)

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The Burned Church

A walk through the history of the Dominicans, of the King D. João V,  of the architect Ludovice, of Lisbon’s Earthquake,  of the King D. José, of the architects Carlos Mardel and Manuel Caetano de Sousa and, finally, of the architect José Fernando Canas, that transformed the ruin in what today is the St. Dominic’s Church: one of the most interesting and beautiful places in Lisbon.

“The old architecture was deposed from her pompous ostentation, his first sumptuous apparatus, all rotten, scarred (…). It is curious that everyone accepts this way to solve the case of the burnt church without explanations of what happened, taking as perfectly adequate the frame in which today there unfold the divine service. “

Raul Lino in The Burned Church at Diário de Notícias, July 7th, 1962

(photos: stills from Visita Guiada RTP show, issued on February 3, 2015)

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This entry was posted on February 8, 2015 by in Arquitectura, Lisboa.
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